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I’ll start small and reach the top again: Vinesh Phogat’s plans for 2022 after Olympic disappointment

I’ll start small and reach the top again: Vinesh Phogat’s plans for 2022 after Olympic disappointment

Wrestling
With several big-ticket sporting events lined up in 2022, including the Asian and Commonwealth Games, we look at athletes for whom this could be a big year. First up: Wrestler Vinesh Phogat, who aims to bounce back from Olympics setback and the physical and mental troubles that followed thereafter. Vinesh Phogat has slightly morbid souvenir of a surgery she underwent in September last year. The tiny, razor-sharp shards of loose bone fragments that once sent shocking bolts of pain through her right elbow are now extracted and sit in a small box at her home in Kharkhoda. Or at least what's left of them. As the weeks have gone, those fragments have disintegrated further. "Some time back when Neeraj (javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra had a similar surgery in 2019) had his elbow surgery, he told...